Friendship Quotes

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Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid



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